Summer holidays

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Summer holidays have arrived hence the lack of posts. Darcy finished teaching last Friday and my brother-in-law, his wife, and her parents are visiting from Korea. Oh yeah, my little niece is here too and she is super uber cute. Tomorrow we are heading off to the Canadian Rockies to camp for a few days. Then off to Calgary Zoo and Drumheller. Lucius is in this Dinosaur phase so he is so excited. Me too!

Last Sunday was my first ever how to make a plastic snap button pouch session at the Diva Day at Thrive! Naturally. It turned out so well and I had such a great time. Even though some women were a little bit stressed out about the sewing part, everyone still went home with a wonderful finished product.

Off to pack and see you in a week or so with lots of pictures of our little adventure, but in the meantime check out this photo of one of my garden boxes.

Things are growing, growing, growing!!

Printable Popcorn Bag

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My boys love to pop and eat popcorn and I thought it would be fun to make popcorn bags for this printable.

Download the printable, in PDF format, here. I used brown packaging paper and cut 8.5 x 11 sheets to fit into my printer. Below is a tutorial on how to assemble them:

Cut along the outer line. Fold the tab and center line. (I labeled the lines with an A to distinguish them from the others.) Glue the tab to the sheet.

Fold the two lines on the sides as shown above. Unfold..

Open the bag and re-fold the side so the center line is into the bag as shown above in the third pictured. Repeat for the other side.

Place glue on the bottom tab and fold it up to glue in place. You can leave it as is or you can cut the top of the bag with a pair of zig-zag pattern, craft scissor...and Voila!

The boys seem to think the bags were fun, but I think it was the popcorn they liked more.


Fab time!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I am back! Well I was actually back late, late Sunday night. Been trying to catch up on other things, relax, and spend time with my boys. I had such a great time at the Diva Delight. Sold some stuff and met lots of great people. I was so happy to see how much people loved the Plastic Projects. I shared a table with Serena and as you can see it looked pretty amazing with all our products.
Jeanie was there too selling some of her awesome natural, handmade deodorant. I totally recommend it if you can get your hands on some. Really good stuff!

This was so much fun. I'm definitely looking forward to doing some other shows in the future. Now to prepare for "a how to make a plastic pouch" session for the Diva Day at Thrive! Naturally happening this coming Sunday. I'll be showing a bunch of lovely women a step by step class to make a wristlet, snap button, plastic pouch. This will be my first class ever and I'm soooo excited!

And no I didn't forget about this month's printable. Just been sooo busy. Hopefully I can post it up tomorrow. So stay tune!! On that note, having a printable every month doesn't seem possible anymore. Sigh, I love to do them so much too. I guess it will be "Surprise! It's a Printable" instead. Haha!

Ready, set...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Stenciled zipper pouches

So I'm pretty much all prepared for Diva Delight. I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon to Edmonton. I'm super excited since it's my first time having a table at an event. Just want to have a good time with friends, meeting people, and to showcase some of my crafts. If I sell a thing or two it would be a bonus!

Thanks to all the support and kind words and a big thanks to my patient and super understanding husband where his wife doesn't go to bed till 2 in the morning. Oh yes, and thank you coffee! Haha!

If you are in Edmonton please come say hi!

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Stenciled cushions and a peek at my garden.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I know now that some material stencils better then others. Must make note of that. I love the whole learning process and I have so much to learn! Glad in the end it turned out how I visioned it to.

stenciled cushions

The weather's been absolutely gorgeous lately. Makes it hard to stay inside to finish up some more projects before the big day. I am so excited!

And here's a few seedlings saying peek-a-boo. Yay!

A quick hi and some Plastic Projects.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Just a quick hi. Things been pretty crazy around here. It's end of the school year for Darcy, had a piano recital for my students yesterday(yup, I teach piano too. Only to a few), and putting things together for the Diva Delight this Sunday. The boys had one of those mornings where nap time didn't come soon enough. Thank goodness for nap and quiet time.

Also, thought I would share a few of the Plastic Projects I've made recently.

Plastic vegetable pouch
Plastic noodle pouch
Plastic hot pink pouch

Plastic tube bag